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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-03 08:56 PM
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82. First Grade
Edited on Sat Nov-22-03 08:58 PM by RobinA
at Cole Manor Elementary School. They didn't tell us what was going on, they just dismissed us early. Some kid on the bus started talking about it, so I knew what happened by the time I got home. I didn't mention it to my parents, because I knew they didn't like Kennedy and I was afraid they would be glad he had died (they weren't).

I mostly remember the funeral on TV, it was all very bizarre to me. I remember being fascinated by the word "rotunda." It sounded so serious. I was obsessed with Caroline and John Jr., because Caroline is three months older than me and I couldn't imagine what it would be like to have my father be killed. I scrutinized every Life magazine picture of them to try to figure out what they were feeling and how they were doing. They were probably the first children I was aware of who were in public life, because you didn't see celebrity kids much in those days. I've always kept track of what they (now she) are doing because it still floors me to think what they went through.

I've never been a huge Jackie fan, but I give her all the credit in the world for bringing those two children up to be relatively normal human beings.
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  -Where were you when you heard JFK was shot? Skinner  Nov-22-03 08:10 AM   #0 
  - I was 4 - I remember seeing the funeral on TV - B/W.  bloom   Nov-22-03 08:13 AM   #1 
  - I was ten years old and out of school ill.  woofless   Nov-22-03 08:14 AM   #2 
  - 2nd Grade, Meramec Heights Elementary - Mrs. Ross' class  SaidFred   Nov-22-03 08:18 AM   #3 
  - I was in 5th grade  MuseRider   Nov-22-03 08:19 AM   #4 
  - Whoa! You mean *the* Fred Phelps, Jr.?  Skinner   Nov-22-03 08:21 AM   #6 
     - I have known them  MuseRider   Nov-22-03 08:24 AM   #8 
        - Oh... My... God.  Skinner   Nov-22-03 08:25 AM   #10 
        - Perhaps we could invite Muserider...  hlthe2b   Nov-22-03 11:47 AM   #51 
           - Thanks, but  MuseRider   Nov-22-03 01:01 PM   #59 
              - Do you know anything about him or his family...  hlthe2b   Nov-22-03 02:37 PM   #61 
                 - Actually, no  MuseRider   Nov-22-03 04:48 PM   #67 
        - I would LOVE to hear those stories!  Bronco69   Nov-22-03 08:30 AM   #14 
        - Yes tell us more.  illini   Nov-22-03 08:41 AM   #22 
  - First President I voted for  Cornus   Nov-22-03 08:20 AM   #5 
  - Me, too.  RebelOne   Nov-22-03 12:59 PM   #57 
  - I was in Kindergarten class....  leftchick   Nov-22-03 08:23 AM   #7 
  - i was also in kindergarten...  hlthe2b   Nov-22-03 11:30 AM   #50 
  - Found out in 8th grade geography class.  Nay   Nov-22-03 08:24 AM   #9 
  - I was in first grade. We were brought to the cafeteria where the TV was  BiggJawn   Nov-22-03 08:27 AM   #11 
  - i was in 3rd grade..  DianeK   Nov-22-03 08:29 AM   #12 
  - I was in first grade  Cheswick   Nov-22-03 08:29 AM   #13 
  - Bush Sr. says he can't remember the Kennedy assasination?  Skinner   Nov-22-03 08:32 AM   #16 
  - yes, he has said he does not remember where he was  Cheswick   Nov-22-03 08:37 AM   #18 
     - Beyond that, JE Hoover's notes of that day  Capn Sunshine   Nov-22-03 08:32 PM   #81 
  - Very revealing - Bush Sr "doesn't remember"??  Booberdawg   Nov-22-03 09:16 AM   #34 
     - It popped up in a TV interview  MrBenchley   Nov-22-03 09:39 AM   #37 
  - My mother was a school teacher 2 years out of college  underpants   Nov-22-03 08:30 AM   #15 
  - 6th Grade,St. Dominic's  SiobhanClancy   Nov-22-03 08:32 AM   #17 
  - I was in the eighth grade.....  BJ   Nov-22-03 08:38 AM   #19 
  - I was in Ann Arbor  elfin   Nov-22-03 08:39 AM   #20 
  - I was walking in my living room.  HawkerHurricane   Nov-22-03 08:40 AM   #21 
  - I was in 2nd grade  Booberdawg   Nov-22-03 08:45 AM   #23 
  - I was 12  BarbaRosa   Nov-22-03 08:45 AM   #24 
  - I was a freshman in high school.  greatauntoftriplets   Nov-22-03 08:48 AM   #25 
  - Sitting on the windowsill  enough   Nov-22-03 08:49 AM   #26 
  - Second grade.  chimpymustgo   Nov-22-03 08:51 AM   #27 
  - Maine Medical Center  DemOverseas   Nov-22-03 09:00 AM   #28 
  - I was almost 3 years old at the time.  zbird   Nov-22-03 09:07 AM   #29 
  - I was at home withmy two babies  JitterbugPerfume   Nov-22-03 09:16 AM   #33 
  - Happy birthday Jitterbug,  FlaGranny   Nov-22-03 10:41 AM   #47 
  - A train procession was used to return RFK's remains...  hlthe2b   Nov-22-03 02:34 PM   #60 
  - I was in Kindergarten  cally   Nov-22-03 09:14 AM   #30 
  - 8th grade Science class  cosmicdot   Nov-22-03 09:14 AM   #31 
  - I was at work at my first job  GabysPoppy   Nov-22-03 09:15 AM   #32 
  - Third Grade  caledoni   Nov-22-03 09:17 AM   #35 
  - I was in third grade  nuxvomica   Nov-22-03 09:59 AM   #39 
  - Seventh grade, St. Ambrose Catholic School  MrBenchley   Nov-22-03 09:32 AM   #36 
  - When I heard about it, I was standing on a pier in San Diego.  RC   Nov-22-03 09:45 AM   #38 
  - Eighth grade math class  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-22-03 10:09 AM   #40 
  - I was in junior high....  Punkingal   Nov-22-03 10:09 AM   #41 
  - True story  MissMillie   Nov-22-03 10:12 AM   #42 
  - I believe you are right about the "lone gunmen"  GabysPoppy   Nov-22-03 10:36 AM   #45 
     - Not in New England in November lol (n/t)  MissMillie   Nov-22-03 12:43 PM   #55 
  - I remember the funeral the best  Corgigal   Nov-22-03 10:17 AM   #43 
  - I was in Grant's Department Store.  FlaGranny   Nov-22-03 10:33 AM   #44 
  - i remember grants!  seekthetruth   Nov-22-03 08:23 PM   #77 
  - My Earliest Childhood Memory  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-22-03 10:40 AM   #46 
  - Happy birthday Torches.  FlaGranny   Nov-22-03 10:48 AM   #48 
     - I have another odd connection  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-22-03 03:49 PM   #66 
  - high school spanish class........  mrbill   Nov-22-03 11:06 AM   #49 
  - The future child of a 12 and 4 year old  JohnKleeb   Nov-22-03 11:49 AM   #52 
  - John Muir Junior High School-Milwaukee, WI.  bobthedrummer   Nov-22-03 12:02 PM   #53 
  - 3rd grade...I was told by a crossing guard after school  Rowdyboy   Nov-22-03 12:23 PM   #54 
  - At home, watching TV.  RebelOne   Nov-22-03 12:59 PM   #56 
  - I was still in my mothers womb...  devilgrrl   Nov-22-03 01:01 PM   #58 
  - Sitting in 6th grade Home Room in Houston.......  DemEx_pat   Nov-22-03 02:40 PM   #62 
  - 2nd grade, Miss Plummers class in Salem NH.  maveric   Nov-22-03 03:08 PM   #63 
  - I Started a Similar Thread Earlier This Week  CO Liberal   Nov-22-03 03:15 PM   #64 
  - I was in the gym at Capt. Gray Elementary School in Pasco, WA  SEAburb   Nov-22-03 03:31 PM   #65 
  - I was 5 at the time  FarLeftRage   Nov-22-03 04:59 PM   #68 
  - 3 years old - but it's still clear as a bell  Scott Lee   Nov-22-03 05:56 PM   #69 
  - In the Miami airport  myomy   Nov-22-03 06:09 PM   #70 
  - I was in the 3rd grade  The Zanti Regent   Nov-22-03 06:57 PM   #71 
  - I was in school in the 4th grade  Piperay   Nov-22-03 07:38 PM   #72 
  - I was in the second grade...  Feminist_man   Nov-22-03 07:49 PM   #73 
  - I was 9 years old and my heart ached!  Crewleader   Nov-22-03 07:59 PM   #74 
  - i was living in a quonset hut  seekthetruth   Nov-22-03 08:15 PM   #75 
  - 3rd Grade  realpolitik   Nov-22-03 08:22 PM   #76 
  - I was in 7th grade coming back from a break  Capn Sunshine   Nov-22-03 08:26 PM   #78 
  - 5th grade at St. Joseph's Grade School  Mixxster   Nov-22-03 08:28 PM   #79 
  - In the high chair, at 18 months of age  undisclosedlocation   Nov-22-03 08:31 PM   #80 
  - First Grade  RobinA   Nov-22-03 08:56 PM   #82 

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